Pull up an online map of St. Louis and you’re bound to see mysterious town names that haven’t been used in decades. Here in North County, we have Shoveltown, Carsonville and Musick’s Ferry. In the Kirkwood area, there’s Ozark View and the place where this neat little farmhouse is located, Keyes Summit.
Overlooking the Meramec River Valley, this former stop on the Frisco Line Railroad was once farmland owned by George Baumhoff, a railway manager who broke open a scandalous St. Louis County election fraud case in the 1920s. Keyes Summit used to be a stone’s throw from the former Meramec Highlands, an 1890s summer resort and health spa that sprawled over 500 acres at its peak, and today, it’s perched high above the Museum of Transportation.
I’ve always loved this area. It feels a bit rural but is still convenient to stores and restaurants. And because it’s not quite Kirkwood and not quite Valley Park, it often slips under the radar. But don’t let it, because this house is a gem.
Tucked at the end of a private cul-de-sac and surrounded by lush woodlands, this charming 1905 two-story sits on .4 acres and is absolutely adorable inside and out. Take a look…
Listing courtesy of Debra Sartori, Keller Williams, (636) 534-8100. More photos and info available here.
If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this one-of-a-kind house on a great private lot, I’d be happy to help!